In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Book Sale

 Alyssa and I decided to sell our books at the large home school convention in Richmond this weekend. Alyssa's are the remainder that were donated for her mission trip (that is barely a week away) and mine are home school curriculum that I have decided is not worth saving for years in the event that I may use it. The tough part was that each book had to be listed individually online and then have two book tags taped on. Alyssa was smart and printed each set of tags after each box of books and kept them together.  Not me...I just listed them all and printed them all and then had to match them all.

 I ended up spreading mine all over the place last night after the kids were in bed. The big kids and I then worked for several hours to match them all up. We didn't dare do to bed and leave them for the little munchkins in the morning!

We did Alyssa's books today, but it was much smoother box by box. In the end, Alyssa and I EACH had about 10 banker boxes full of books. The Escape is loaded and Aunt Deb is taking them tomorrow when she heads up to work at a missions table. I am then trying to decide if I'm going to go on Friday or Saturday to shop.

I think we have decided to try Abeka online streaming for James and Ben next year; it would be nice to make enough to pay that bill.  


  1. Wow! That's a lot of books! Hope they sell.

    I drive an Escape, too (when not driving the big family vehicle). :)

    Your almost 14 year old going to Africa for 6 weeks. Wow! That's a big trip for someone so young. Way to let her go . . . as I know a lot of Mama's that wouldn't. :)

    Hope you all are doing well.

    mama of 12

  2. Good luck with the sale. :-) Have a blessed day.

  3. Lots of books!! Have you used the Abeka curriculum before? I used it for 2 years. The literature was great but the math and history was very dry. Good luck at the sale!!

  4. WOW, you really cleaned out!
    If some books don't sell, let me know before ebay!